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Old 05-26-2016, 08:22 PM
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Pre 1983 Stars and Stripes Mastercraft Morse Helm rebuild

Hi,

Thought this might be helpful along with the other steering issues these vintage crafts have. My brother and I are in the middle of rebuilding a 1982 S$S Blue Metal flake on Baby blue background. The steering wheel has excessive wear and moved quite a bit.

Here are the pics of the helm apart and two of the 4 nylon bushings that have turned into dust.

I found these bushings that will work as new replacements.

4 Pack Laser 95795 Plastic Bushing Fits Husqvarna 532121922 AYP 121922X

We will be cleaning and replacing these bushings later and I will post the pics going back together and results.
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Old 05-26-2016, 08:39 PM
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1982 S&S Power slot

Here are some pics. It needs some TLC but it is in good condition. My brother scored big time and got it for $3000. Needs New cables, Carb rebuild, Etc.....
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Old 05-26-2016, 08:42 PM
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Also we are looking for an original steering wheel if anyone has one.
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Old 05-26-2016, 08:50 PM
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Rebuilt Throttle/Shift Control Pics

Rebuilt Throttle/Shift Control Pics
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Old 05-26-2016, 09:12 PM
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Thank you. I need this for the 81 I am doing now.

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Old 05-26-2016, 10:41 PM
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Awesome! The stringers are good on this one and we won't be going that hard core. Wow! More to come. The trailer is a disaster and we will be looking for a newer one with a prop guard.
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Old 05-30-2016, 10:26 AM
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More Helm Pics

I know everyone loves pictures. Here are more pics of the helm. The black Husky bushings are a little soft so I am waiting on the Nylon Small tractor king pin bushings next.
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Old 05-30-2016, 10:34 AM
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Pics of the Throttle/shift Control

Here are pics of the throttle control. All of the bushings looked good in this unit. We found that the Detent ball spring was extremely too strong and caused the ball to start to wear out the detent area-went to local parts store and chose a lighter spring tension. We used a dremel with a sanding drum to clean up the detent area and polished it up. We also drilled and placed a Zerk fitting in the housing to grease it in the future. The outer housing was sanded and painted black.
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Old 06-02-2016, 09:06 PM
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Helm going back together

Forgive my brothers ham hands. We used the black Husqvarna bushings and it is now smooth as silk. There is a bolt on the back of the that adjusts the lash.
If you have an older Morse Helm, I would recommend taking it apart and rebuilding it.
we put a Zerk fitting in it as well.
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Old 06-02-2016, 09:29 PM
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Post a few more pictures if you have them. If not thank you for these. I am fixing to rebuild as you have. I got the bushings in the mail yesterday.

Where did you drill for the zerk?
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